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Rob Margeit

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Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing

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Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing

Nissan Australia has bumped up the value equation of its popular Qashqai SUV with the release of a special edition, the Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition...

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Ferrari to build SUV crossover - report
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Ferrari to build SUV crossover - report

Ferrari has seemingly bowed to the inevitable and is working on a ‘secret’ project that will culminate in the first-ever SUV bearing the Prancing Horse emblem. Reports out of Europe suggest that despite repeatedly and long denying it would ever build an SUV, it seems the project is now in full swing at the company’s Maranello headquarters...


Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued
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Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued

Anyone in Victoria hoping that an impending red light or speeding infringement notice would be declared null and void, courtesy of the state’s network of road safety cameras being infected with the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus, is in for bad news...


Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution
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Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution

A 48-volt hybrid drive has gone into mass production and could revolutionise the future of hybrid automotive technology. Jointly developed by German automotive tech giant Continental and French carmaker Renault, the 48-volt hybrid drive will make its debut in diesel production variants of Renault’s Scenic and Grand Scenic models this year...


Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'
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Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'

Holden Motorsport has undertaken its first test of the turbo V6 engine it will race in the Supercars series from 2019. The new powerplant, sourced from the forthcoming and fully imported Opel Insignia that will replace the Holden Commodore in Australian showrooms from next year, was transplanted into the Red Bull Holden Racing Team ‘Sandman’ test mule for its initial shakedown at Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast this week...


Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'
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Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'

German automotive giant Continental is bucking the general perception that diesel-powered cars’ days are numbered and declares that “diesel has a future”. That bold statement comes on the back off Continental unveiling a new technology called Super Clean Electrified Diesel, which the company claims can reduce NOX emissions by 60 per cent...


Continental 'unveils' speakerless sound system
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Continental 'unveils' speakerless sound system

Imagine a car without speakers but where the audio quality of the sound is quite possibly the best thing you have ever heard. German tyre giant and technology company Continental has, and the result is extraordinary. But how does a car’s audio system work if there are no speakers – no tweeters, no midrange and subwoofers? No high-end (and usually optional and expensive) 13-speaker surround system...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline review: Long-term report two – interior space and comfort

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline review: Long-term report two – interior space and comfort

Our long-term Volkswagen Tiguan has already proved its mettle as a city-focused medium SUV in many ways, which we’ll detail in later instalments. Here, though, the focus is on the Tiguan’s utilitarian interior. The 132TSI Comfortline model we have in our garage sits in the middle of the Tiguan range and will set you back around $41K before on-road costs...

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman review
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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman review

The 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman had some aspersions cast upon it when it was revealed as a four-cylinder. But has the transformation from six cylinders to four diluted the Cayman's sports car credentials? Rob Margeit finds out


Mercedes-AMG set to crack 100,000 sales for the first time ever
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Mercedes-AMG set to crack 100,000 sales for the first time ever

Mercedes-AMG is on track to record sales of 100,000 cars in 2017, for the first time in the company's history. The German high performance brand came close in 2016, recording record sales of "almost 100,000 units," according to Mercedes-AMG Chairman of the Management Board, Tobias Moers. In fact, the number was 99,235, which represented 44...


Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under
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Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under

Australia is in line to receive eight Mercedes-AMG ‘Project One’ hypercars, with one example headed for New Zealand, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice at the weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hour, Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson David McCarthy confirmed the Australian arm had received 16 firm orders for the euro $2million hypercar...


Mercedes-AMG launches seriously limited AMG GT3 Edition 50
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Mercedes-AMG launches seriously limited AMG GT3 Edition 50

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a new, strictly limited-edition, AMG GT3 Edition 50. Limited to a production run of just five cars (yes, that’s right, five cars), the Edition 50 features a unique colour concept featuring on a Mercedes-AMG car for the first time...


Ford CEO Mark Fields fired in senior management reshuffle - report
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Ford CEO Mark Fields fired in senior management reshuffle - report

Reports are emerging out of the US that Ford Motor Company has fired its Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields and will replace him with the company's head of Smart Mobility, James Hackett...


Haval HB-03 crossover hybrid confirmed, bound for Australia
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Haval HB-03 crossover hybrid confirmed, bound for Australia

Chinese carmaker Haval, has confirmed its bold HB-03 concept unveiled at this year’s Shanghai motor show, will go into production. Further, the company’s Australian arm has confirmed the all-new, coupe-styled SUV will make its way Down Under in 2020...


Michelin rejects call to increase minimum worn tyre depth
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Michelin rejects call to increase minimum worn tyre depth

French tyre giant Michelin has rejected calls from some sections of the tyre industry to increase the legal tread depth of tyres in Europe from 1.6mm to 3mm, citing no direct link between a minimum tyre depth of 1.6mm and increased accident rates. Michelin commissioned an independent study from Ernst & Young which found mandating a legal tread depth of 3mm would cost European motorists an additional €6...